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Walmart has long-since established itself as a place people trust to buy quality televisions. They offer a variety of models from both top brands like LG, Sony, and Samsung as well as more budget-friendly options from Sceptre, TCL, and RCA. We've broken down our top picks from Walmart, looking at everything from smart functionality and voice controls, to full HD and 4K UHD resolutions and multiple screen sizes. We've taken the guesswork out so you can choose the right TV for your needs.
DTS Studio Sound II
Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant compatible
No native voice controls
The Vizio V755-G4 offers the best balance between picture, performance, and price. This TV gives you stunning 4K UHD resolution with Dolby Vision HDR support for super-detailed images. The SmartCast home menu places all your favorite movie and music streaming apps all in one place for streamlined browsing. It also features Chromecast built in so you can stream directly from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you use Mac or iOS computers and devices, the TV supports AirPlay 2 connectivity so you can share photos, videos, and more with family and friends.
You can connect your Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device for voice controls and to better integrate your TV into your smart home network. The Quick Start Mode allows you to automatically turn on your TV with a voice command or by tapping the Cast button on your remote. The built-in speakers feature DTS Studio Sound II to produce a virtual surround sound listening experience when streaming movies, shows, and music.
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Stunning black levels
Apple AirPlay 2 support
Limited streaming services
Voice assistant isn't as powerful as Alexa or Google
Although LCD technology is getting better all the time, there’s still nothing that compares to OLED when it comes to delivering amazing contrast ratios with obsidian-deep blacks. And LG still makes some of the very best OLED panels out there, especially when you consider how affordable its C8 series TVs are.
Not only does OLED give you a great picture, but the technology lets manufacturers create amazingly thin displays, and with its bezel-less tenth-of-an-inch thick screen, the C8 is as much of a work of art as it is a television. It’s so thin, in fact, that you’ll need to be careful when you set it up, as it bends more easily than you’d expect.
You also get intelligent voice control and access to a whole ecosystem of major streaming apps, thanks to LG’s ThinQ smart TV platform. There's Dolby Vision and HDR10 for stunning contrast and color performance, and Dolby Atmos sound; you get a surprisingly solid cinematic experience without needing to add a soundbar, although thanks to an HDMI ARC port and optical audio output, it’s really easy to connect it to your own home theatre sound system, too.
Very bright screen
Android TV provides versatile smart TV features
Sluggish user interface
Sony’s Bravia TVs have had a long reputation for being premium sets, and the newest 75-inch Bravia 4K keeps the trend going. It offers a great 4K UHD picture with a minimalist aesthetic rarely seen among LED panels, making it look more like a museum piece than a TV. Instead of the more common plastic black frame, Sony has surrounded this screen with brushed black metallic bezels, so all your attention stays focused on the display.
This isn’t an OLED set, but in true Bravia form, it’s as close as LED technology can get, offering deep blacks and rich colors, courtesy of Sony’s proprietary X1 Extreme chip and full-array local dimming. It’s also really bright even by LED standards. There are also 4 HDMI inputs and three USB connections, including support for USB 3.0, meaning you can easily stream 4K video right from an external SSD.
The smarts in Sony’s Bravia sets are backed by the powerful Android TV platform, offering you access to one of the largest collections of apps available for a smart TV, including not only apps for streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, but also a wide variety of gaming and utility apps that can be found on the Google Play Store, and the ability to stream from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone using Google Chromecast. There’s also an included voice remote that lets you call up Google Assistant with the press of a button, or you can use a Google Home smart speaker to call out commands hands-free.
Integrated voice controls
Integrated cable management
Updated OS and processor
The Samsung Q60T features an updated operating system and 4K UHD processor. The Tizen operating system offers expanded app support and faster loading times while the Quantum 4K Lite processor gives you faster picture processing and HDR rendering. With the Tizen OS, you get pre-loaded streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, HBO NOW, and YouTube. You also get integrated voice controls with Samsung's Bixby virtual assistant. If you have an Amazon Echo or Google Home speaker, you can use it with this TV for expanded voice controls.
The backlit QLED panel uses two different LED bulbs for warm and cool colors for better saturation and a wider range of colors. The minimal bezel gives you a fuller picture for a more immersive viewing experience. Like most Samsung televisions, the Q60T offers integrated cable management channels to help you keep your home theater looking neat and organized. If you're a console gamer, this tv offers an automatic game enhancer mode that gives you lower input latency and enhanced contrast.
Built-in Roku TV Support
Great 4K picture quality
No voice assistant
Lower maximum brightness
If you’re looking for a more medium-sized TV, TCL’s 55-inch TV offers a nice balance of price and performance, with impressive 4K UHD picture quality and built-in support for Roku TV.
With the TCL55S425, you get 4K UHD with full HDR10 quality, which means strong dynamic contrast and good color performance, and the Roku TV feature lets you access a combination of over 500,000 movies and TV shows from a wide variety of streaming services, including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube, iTunes, Apple TV+, and Disney+.
Although TCL doesn’t include a voice assistant here, you do get integration with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so if you have an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or other Alexa-compatible speaker in your home, you can easily call out voice commands to those in order to control what’s playing on your TV. You also get 3 HDMI 2.0 inputs, including one with HDMI ARC support, a USB port for connecting an external hard drive or media player, old-school coaxial and composite inputs, a headphone jack, optical audio out, and an Ethernet port.
The TCL 50-inch Roku TV offers a decent middle ground that will appeal to shoppers who want an apartment or dorm-friendly TV without sacrificing quality. - Yoona Wagener, Product Tester
Chromecast/AirPlay 2 compatible
Wi-Fi connectivity issues
If you're looking for a TV on the smaller end of the size spectrum, but which still delivers plenty of streaming options and a great picture, check out the Vizio V405-G9. This 40-inch TV gives you all the options of its big brother, the V755-G4, with a more budget-friendly price tag. The SmartCast hub collects all your streaming apps in one place, eliminating the need to flip through multiple menus to find something to watch.
You can connect your macOS and Windows computers or iOS and Android mobile devices via Chromecast and AirPlay 2 to stream directly from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. The TV is built with an Octa-core processor to give it plenty of power to produce great 4K UHD resolution. It also supports Dolby Vision HDR for stunning detail and clarity. You can connect your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri devices for hands-free voice controls.
Good quality for the price
No smart TV features
It’s not surprising that Sceptre is Walmart’s best-selling TV brand, since these sets are remarkably affordable, and the 32-inch model is worth serious consideration if you’re looking for a small to mid-sized TV on a budget.
Although it’s only 720p, that resolution is matched well to its smaller 32-inch screen, so it’s reasonable considering the price. The picture quality is also impressive for an economy screen, with rich colors, a 60Hz refresh rate, and a 5000:1 contrast ratio.
There’s also a good collection of inputs here, letting you connect not only an HDMI device like a digital cable converter or streaming box—and with no smart features, you’ll likely want to do that—but there’s also a second HDMI input. Coaxial input and QAM digital tuner are also included, along with component, composite, and VGA inputs, so you can plug in older DVD players and set-top boxes, or even a laptop. There are also outputs for optical digital audio, headphones, and left and right analog RCA audio outputs for connecting external speakers.
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If you’re looking for an affordable 50-inch TV and 4K isn’t a requirement, the Sceptre X50 provides good 1080p quality with an impressive contrast ratio for a set in its price range. The 60Hz refresh rate is backed by a MEMC 120 frame rate to give you smooth 60fps 1080p playback, and the 25,000:1 contrast means you get a nice black level.
Although this doesn't include any smart features, at this price you can easily add your own Roku TV box or Amazon Fire TV Stick, and there's a built-in USB port to connect an external storage device to display photos or playback a folder full of music files.
There are also enough inputs here to connect just about anything you can think of. Not only do you get three HDMI ports and the aforementioned USB port, but there are also component and composite video inputs for connecting older analog devices, plus a VGA port for a laptop or computer, and headphone and digital SPDIF audio outputs for hooking up external speakers.
Small and affordable
Good set of inputs
With so much emphasis being put on gargantuan TVs these days, it’s actually getting harder to figure out what to buy if you just want a small TV to put in your kitchen, sewing room, or workshop. RCA’s RT1970 is a great choice in this category.
Although it’s a pretty basic TV—there are no smart TV features or voice assistants—it provides a solid 720p picture quality and a built-in digital tuner. Plus at this price, you can easily afford to add your own Roku TV box or Amazon Fire TV stick if you want to turn it into a smart TV.
There’s also a nice collection of ports on the back, which is something rare in smaller and less expensive TVs. Not only do you get an HDMI port, but also HD component inputs, a coax port backed by a digital ATSC tuner, plus a USB port, composite video, VGA, PC audio, and headphone and audio-out ports.
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Along with the bevy of products that we need to live our everyday lives, Walmart has since established itself as a trusted retailer of electronics like computers and televisions. Walmart offers well-known TV brands like Samsung, Sony, and LG along with smaller brands like TCL and Hisense. While Walmart may not have the vast selection of TVs that other, more electronics-focused, retailers have, you can still find great TVs at affordable prices. TCL is one of the more popular brands that Walmart carries, since the manufacturer produces smart TVs with excellent picture quality for much less than other brands; perfect for when you're working with a limited budget, but still want lots of smart features. If you're willing to invest a little more money in a mid-range or high-end smart television, Walmart offers OLED models from LG and the latest models from Samsung and Sony which use virtual surround sound or object-tracking sound for a more cinematic and immersive listening experience.
Televisions at Walmart are available in a variety of sizes from as small as 32-inches to as large as 75 inches, so no matter the size of your living room or home theater, there's a TV to fit. They also are available at a wide range of price points from under $100 to several thousand dollars, ensuring that there is TV to fit just about any budget. With so many options available, it can be a daunting task to choose one for your home. We'll break down some of the most important factors to consider when shopping for a TV from Walmart to help you decide which is right for you.
What brand of television you would like is the first point to consider when shopping for a new TV at Walmart. If brand loyalty is something that is important to you, the retailer offers models from well-known manufacturers like LG, Sony, and Samsung. If you're just looking for an affordable, dependable television, you can take a look at models from TCL, Hisense, and Sceptre. Brands like TCL and Hisense are made with budget-conscious shoppers in mind, offering plenty of smart features at low price points. They use streaming platforms like Roku or the AndroidTV operating system to give you access to thousands of apps as well as limited voice controls and connectivity options.
Taking a step up from the budget options, you can choose a mid-range model from Samsung or Sony with even more features like HDR support and OLED panels while still being relatively affordable. The most expensive models are from the biggest manufacturers like LG and give you everything you could ever want in a television. They offer larger screen sizes with more advanced picture technologies like AI-assisted rendering and upscaling, and ambient sound and light sensors that automatically change picture and sound settings to fit your environment. Knowing which brands offer what features in their televisions makes it easier to set a budget and narrow down your options.
With the brand decision out of the way, it's time to focus on exactly which smart features you'd like. Streaming capabilities are an ubiquitous feature for all modern smart televisions; with integrated streaming platforms like Roku with preloaded apps or proprietary operating systems that allow you to download your favorite apps, you can start watching your favorite shows and movies right out of the box. If you rely on a smart home network or already have smart home devices like an Amazon Echo or Google Home, you may want to get a TV that allows for hands-free voice controls. This lets you turn your TV on and off, choose apps, or change settings without fumbling with a confusing remote control. Many smart TVs are compatible with external smart speakers or are packaged with voice-enabled remotes to make it easier to set up voice controls. Roku-enabled televisions use a dedicated app for smartphones and tablets to turn them into voice-enabled remotes.
If you're always online, screen mirroring is an important feature that lets you cast your smartphone, tablet, or computer screen to your television for better viewing or simultaneous watching with your favorite movies and shows. For anyone who is looking to put together their first home theater or upgrade their current configuration, high end models feature ambient noise and light sensors that constantly monitor your environment and automatically adjust picture and sound settings to suit the room. They also feature Bluetooth connectivity that lets you set up wireless audio equipment like soundbars, satellite speakers, and subwoofers for the ultimate surround sound audio configuration. For console gamers, there are televisions that use Nvidia G Sync or AMD FreeSync technology. These technologies automatically detect when you start playing a game and reduce input lag and motion blur while boosting color volume and contrast for buttery smooth action, beautiful visuals, and near real-time reactions to your controller inputs.
In recent years, updated picture technologies have allowed televisions to become bigger and thinner than ever, creating truly theater-like viewing experience. However, there is such a thing as a TV that is too big for your space. To find the perfect size television for your space is to pick a spot to either wall mount your TV or for a TV stand and measure the distance to your seating. Dividing that measurement in half gives you the ideal TV size for your space. For example, if you sit 10 feet (120 inches) from your TV, the best size would be a 60-inch television. Having a TV that is too large for a space runs the risk of letting you see individual pixels or picture noise, resulting in a muddy, less detailed picture. It may also cause motion sickness if you sit too close to a large television. A television that is too small for a space will force everyone to crowd around the screen to watch movies and shows, giving you the experience of an overcrowded movie theater in your own home. Screens that are too small also make it difficult to see details or subtitles unless you sit very close. Dorms, apartments, kitchens, and children's playrooms benefit from smaller screens while living rooms, outdoor spaces, and dedicated home theaters are best suited to larger screens.